SOURCE: CIBT Global Holdings, Inc.

April 18, 2007 15:35 ET

CIBT's Acquisition of Passport Express™ Aims to Help Travelers Obtain and Renew Passports at Internet Speed

MCLEAN, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2007 -- "The current backlog of an estimated 2 million applications at the Passport Agency is creating worrisome delays for some U.S. travelers," said Jeffrey Fine, President and CEO of CIBT®, Inc. (, the world's largest visa and passport expeditor.

In an effort to meet the growing demand from business and leisure travelers for international travel, CIBT announced today it has acquired Passport Express (, a leading Internet provider of expedited passports and travel visas.

"By acquiring Passport Express, CIBT is able to offer more travelers access to fast turnaround for their passport applications. Passport Express can secure a new or renewed passport with very little advance notice," said Mr. Fine.

24-hour expediting services now available for urgent departures from United States

"While normal processing currently takes up to 10 weeks, Passport Express can often help travelers accomplish urgent departures in as little as 24 hours. CIBT and its subsidiaries are working closely with the U.S. Passport Agency to ensure that all travelers can meet last minute trips even with the current backlog," said Mr. Fine

Passport Express is a full service passport and visa expediting company, nationally recognized by Dow Jones Business Directory, The New York Times, and Washington Post. Passport Express works with the U.S. Passport Agency and foreign embassies to secure passports and visas for international travelers who depart on short notice. Passport Express assists corporate travel departments, tour operators, travel agencies, associations, and individuals with their travel documentation needs.

About CIBT, INC.

CIBT, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide comprehensive visa and passport requirements and support as well as other international document processing on behalf of travel management companies, corporations, government agencies, tour operators, cruise lines, airlines, and international relief organizations. The Company's broad coverage across the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and India enables it to provide prompt, secure travel document processing. CIBT invests in technology and customer service to reduce the time and cost associated with obtaining visas and passports from the issuing authority.

CIBT has offices throughout the United States, in strategic cities with large consular representation, and also provides travel document expediting services in Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, and India. For more information about CIBT, please visit

CIBT is a registered trademark of CIBT, Incorporated.

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